In the top 10 activities to do in the Roannais, you will find the canoe trip on the Loire. An experience to live to enjoy a show at all times. Along the water, the Loire, the longest river in France, reveals several facets of its character.

Balade en canoë aux abords du château de la Roche

Canoe trip on the Loire, tenter the adventure !

As a couple in a canoe or alone aboard a kayak, live this unusual experience in the heart of the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region. Accessible to all, canoeing is a leisure activity that appeals to both children and adults.

Calm, tranquility and beauty of the landscapes, this is all that awaits you during your descent on the Loire. Different routes are possible depending on your starting point. A few hours, half a day or the whole day, the choice is yours.

Equipment rental

Several professionals are at your disposal to rent you quality equipment and you explain the basics of navigation. Equipped with your life jacket and equipped with a paddle, the adventure begins! Departing from Briennon, Cordelle or Villerest, take advantage of this activity for a day (or a few hours) to discover the Loire and its riches in a different way.

And for those who would like to be accompanied, know that some of our professionals can turn into guides. They will offer you a hike on the water and allow you to appreciate the nature and the landscapes that surround you. During a stroll, you will discover the wild Loire.

And for the more athletic, you can also rent your bike and thus descend the Loire by canoe and, for the return trip, return to your starting point via the Véloire.

Balade en canoë sur la Loire au départ de Cordelle
Canoe trip on the Loire from Cordelle © Roannais Tourisme

After the canoe, dare rowing !

Ideally located on the largest bend of the Loire river, the Cordelle nautical base benefits from a privileged natural setting, classified Natura 2000.

In this preserved environment, nautical activities are accessible to all audiences: groups, families, children, sports clubs, businesses. Sporty or not, everyone will be able to spend a convivial moment at the Cordelle nautical base.

Thanks to its competition pool which extends to Bully (more than 2 kilometers), this site is very popular with rowing clubs all over France for their courses and training.

And if you want to get started in rowing, take advantage of the activities supervised by a facilitator to introduce you to the practice of this sport.

L'avis de Frédérique

Frederique's opinion

As a child, it's impossible to spend a summer without a canoe trip. Now an adult and a mother, I try to maintain this tradition. Every summer, with family or friends, there is no lack of opportunity to enjoy a descent for a day. Last summer we even introduced our daughter for the first time. No need to worry, installed on the canoe between the two of us, all with our life jackets, we felt perfectly safe. Of course there will always be the moment when Uncle comes to water us but so many good memories. And if you don't want to get sunburned on your thighs and arms, consider sunscreen!

PS: It's also a great activity to offer for a bachelor party or a bachelorette party… a guaranteed moment of relaxation. So get to your canoes!

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